DeGoogle Diaries #1 Open source rooting

How to root Samsung Galaxy S5  with only open source  methods*? First we need to TWRP. TWRP and custom recovery which allows us to install different things a phone like custom operating systems or root the phone. You can download TWRP from here.

 

Link https://twrp.me/samsung/samsunggalaxys5qualcomm.html

 

Then we need Odin  Samsungs  own flash tool this is the only part what is not open source ( to my knowledge).  The place we’re going to download it is from Sammobile.com Here you will also get stock operating system if  something goes wrong  and  unroot  the phone.

Link https://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/galaxy-s5/SM-G900F/NEE/download/G900FXXS1CQD2/130613/

 

Scroll all the way down and click the download  Odin link. Now open up  Odin and click the AP button select TWRP file.  Next let’s put Samsung Galaxy S5 into download mode turn the phone off and hold volume down, Power and home button until you get to download screen.  with with you with  USB cable. In  Odin in the ID:com section  should now be a yellow bar just press start.  TWRP  should be installed now sometimes you need to remove the battery to keep  stock recovery from flashing itself back. You can Boot to recovery  by pressing volume up + home + power button.  here we can do anything we like we can wipe the phone install a new OS better known as  ROM in Android world.   Root our phone for that we need Magisk open source rooting tool.

 

Link  https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/magisk/official-magisk-v7-universal-systemless-t3473445

 

Move the file to your phone in TWRP  select install  select the Magisk file  and swiped the right.  that’s it! Now you can reboot the phone. Now the Samsung Galaxy S5 is rooted.

Both TWRP  and Magisk  are fully open source and free which is awesome! that’s all for today